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Here’s a column in The National Post that pretty much sums up my feelings about (most) wraps:
Readers have chastised me for not kvetching about one of the major degradations of our times: The ubiquity of the sandwich wrap.
The wrap tastes like the cardboard roll that keeps the toilet paper so nicely in place. The wrap material is brushed with glue so the mystery filler will cling to the wrap substance instead of falling into your lap. Others disagree with my toilet roll theory and compare the wrap to that cardboard roll the cleaners put on their wire hangers. But whether it resembles a toilet roll or a hanger roll, it still has that taste of glue.
I began to notice wraps some years ago when the airlines made people pay for them on tourist class and gave them free on business. They were so dreadful I thought some old guy who had experienced British food rationing during the Second World War now ran a major carrier and was nostalgic for creamed Spam wrapped in ersatz bread.
But no, it seems that more than a few of us think these wraps are superior to sandwiches….
Read the rest at the NP site.
Is a burrito a sandwich? The Panera Bread Co. bakery-and-cafe chain says yes. But a judge said no, ruling against Panera in its bid to prevent a Mexican restaurant from moving into the same shopping mall.
March 31st, 2006 • Almost a sandwich
Awesome: “A guide to the Los Angeles taco scene” …if I didn’t love sandwiches so much maybe I would’ve started a taco weblog. Or huevos rancheros. Or custard donuts.
March 18th, 2006 • Almost a sandwich
Dammit! How come no one told me today was National Corndog Day?!
November 2nd, 2004 • Almost a sandwich
America! In the name of all holy sandwiches, please get out and vote today | Here’s some extra info, courtesy of a.wholelottanothing.org: Find your polling place, What to do if you run into trouble voting, States where your employer legally must give you time off to vote.
April 4th, 2004 • Almost a sandwich
Although the only sandwich I’ve seen is her purse, I like Sandwich Girl because she likes bowling (and adventure)!
April 1st, 2004 • Almost a sandwich
Totally fucking awesome! A weblog ALL ABOUT PIE: want pie now! (although it hasn’t been updated in a while).
June 1st, 2002 • Almost a sandwich
Welcome to Sandwich | Sandwich: The place on the sand. Not a very inspiring, if apt, description of Sandwich which, in the 1081 Domesday survey ranked fourth in size and importance after London, Norwich and Ipswich. The ancient medieval town’s central street-plan has remained much the same to this day, and contains sufficient interest to the visitor to call for several days in Sandwich, to explore and to savour the discoveries, bringing to life again, a cavalcade of England’s history is in motion through the old Cinque Port ‚ a recommendation by Richard Church in his book ‘Kent’.
i have a toolbench. i am powerful. this weblog shall post only sandwich-related links.